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Las Mujeres Architecture Study

Part of the Legacies on the Landscape project

Author(s): Cara Steiner Kiggins

Year: 2007

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Summary

The architecture of Las Mujeres (also known as Squaw Creek Ruin and NA 12555) was examined as part of the Legacies on the Landscape research project during the Spring 2007 field season. Room construction sequences, as indicated by bonded or abutted corners, are indicators of population growth. These patterns of bonded and abutted corners suggest whether a pueblo was built all at once or instead built incrementally through the gradual accretion of rooms. A gradual accretion of rooms could likely indicate a gradual increase in population, while a pueblo appearing to be built in once construction phase is more likely to indicate a rapid population increase.


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Las Mujeres Architecture Study. Cara Steiner Kiggins. 2007 ( tDAR id: 406890) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SQ929X


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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1200 to 1450


Spatial Coverage

min long: -112.162; min lat: 34.079 ; max long: -111.907; max lat: 34.296 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Landowner(s): Bureau of Land Management

Sponsor(s): Arizona State University, Department of Anthropology

Repository(s): Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America